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RDA engineer arrested for assaulting female official

An engineer attached to the Provincial Road Development Authority (RDA) has been arrested over an incident of assaulting a woman, the Police said. A video of a person assaulting a female official in an office was recently circulated on social media. The arrested engineer is reportedly serving attached to the Udugampola Provincial RDA office. The video contains a recording of a female...

Drone surveillance in isolated areas to continue: DIG Ajith Rohana

Sri Lanka Police will continue drone surveillance operations in isolated areas to monitor the conduct of the residents, with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Air Force, Police said on Wednesday (Nov. 25). “As of today (Nov. 25), 117 people have been arrested for the violation of quarantine rules and regulations, based on drone operations,” Police...

SLTB deploys 600 buses for school services

Sri Lanka Transport Board has deployed close to 600 buses to facilitate the transportation of school children, SLTB said on Wednesday (Nov. 25). “Students will be transported in strict adherence to COVID-19 health regulations,” Kingsley Ranawaka, the Chairman of SLTB said. Schools across the island excluding those in the Western province and isolated areas were re-opened on Monday (Nov. 23).

Shani Abeysekara contracts COVID-19

Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Shani Abeysekara has tested positive for COVID-19, sources told siyatha news. Abeysekara is currently being held under remand custody at the Mahara Prison. He was recently arrested over a case of fabricating evidence and the investigation currently ongoing over the matter.

Arachchikattuwa Police Station temporarily closed

The Arachchikattuwa Police Station has been temporarily closed after two police personnel attached to the station tested positive for Covid-19. Arachchikattuwa Police OIC said all the police personnel attached to the police station and close contacts have been sent to self-quarantine.

PCR test results should be released within 24-hours: GMOA

While claiming that it takes five days to release most of the results of PCR tests, Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) yesterday said the results should be released at least within 24-hours. Addressing the media briefing, GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr Naveen de Zoysa said all area mappings relating to COVID positive patients are done based on the updated results of...

04 COVID-19 deaths reported on Tuesday (24); death toll rises to 94

04 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed on Tuesday (24), raising the death toll in Sri Lanka to 94, said the Director General of Health Services, according to the Department of Government Information. The details of Tuesday’s confirmed deaths are as follows: 01. A 74-year-old male from Ginigathhena. He was transferred from the Prison Hospital to the ICU of the Ragama Teaching Hospital and...

Met dept. warns of strong winds and rough seas

The Cyclonic Storm “NIVAR” over southwest Bay of Bengal is intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm and located near (10.1N, 82.1E) at 2330hrs yesterday (24), 230km to the east of Kankasanthurai coast. It is very likely to intensify into a very Severe Cyclonic Storm and expected to move northwestwards and cross Tamil-Nadu coast, India during next 24hours. Under the influence...

Housing scheme in Wattala isolated

A housing scheme on Church Road in Wattala had been isolated after 35 Covid-19 infected people were identified, the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) said. Meanwhile, a total of 337 Covid infected persons were identified yesterday and 189 of them were reported from the Colombo district. According to the centre, 68 cases have been reported from the...

465 more Covid-19 patients make complete recoveries

The Ministry of Health says 465 more individuals, who were previously diagnosed with Covid-19, have made complete recoveries. The new development brings the total number of novel coronavirus recoveries reported in the country to 14,962. Sri Lanka’s confirmed infections count meanwhile stands at 20,508. The Epidemiology Unit says 5,456 of active cases are still under medical care. According to the situation report,...